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In effect, this brought up the seventh day of gains back to back for the BSE benchmark index.
The 30-share Sensex was in the red for much part of the session, but later turned positive to close up 30.68 points, or 0.10 per cent, at 32,272.61.
The gauge rallied 579.96 points in the previous six sessions, on the back of continuous capital inflows by domestic institutional investors (DIIs).
The 50-share NSE Nifty, however, was little changed, ending 1.20 points down -- or 0.01 per cent -- at 10,085.40 after hovering between 10,043.65 and 10,115.15.
"The Nifty continued to face resistance above 10,100 level due to weak global cues and continued hostility in Asia... Continued FII selling and tightening monetary policies in the US will curtail easy liquidity, which is making investors cautious," said Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services Ltd.
However, Dr Reddy's, ITC Ltd, NTPC and SBI succumbed to profit-booking and ended lower by up to 1.77 per cent.
DIIs bought shares worth a net Rs 793.31 crore while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold off equities worth a net Rs 1,334.23 crore yesterday, showed provisional data.
In broader markets, the small-cap index rose 0.38 per cent, but mid-cap shed 0.28 per cent as investors took profit.
The BSE IT index jumped the most with a gain of 1.04 per cent.